Kitchen garden wins award

Crowland Kitchen Garden Project.
Crowland Kitchen Garden Project.

A kitchen garden project at Crowland has won an award.

A Judges’ Award certificate in the East Midlands In Bloom competitition marked Crowland In Bloom members’ efforts with their “bee friendly and edible beds”.

The raised beds have been a popular attraction since they were installed early this summer, thanks to promotion from South Holland District Council’s Community Development team and funding by Lincolnshire County Council.

The beds in Hall Street have included beetroot, oregano, rosemary and thyme – and wild strawberry plants which were still producing fruit on September 30.

The award was one of three which the ten-strong group earned in the East Midlands In Bloom competition. There was a silver gilt award in the small town category and a committee award.

Cllr Nick Worth, district council portfolio holder for Community Development, said: “It’s great that Crowland In Bloom’s efforts have paid off with these awards.

“Kitchen gardens are a great way for people to get together to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs and use them in their own recipes.

To find out more contact email community@sholland.gov.uk or by phone on 01775 761161.